Chhetri missed the game, but said that watching former Barcelona star Xavi in nervous tension was a memorable sight.
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India's players had nothing but high praise for their new Croatian coach following the memorable draw against Qatar in Doha.
Backing themselves and unmindful of pressure and opposition, India showed against Qatar that Igor Stimac's ideas were not all-talk.
Few expected India to come back from Doha with anything, but Igor Stimac's tactics and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's heroics earned the visitors a draw.
India's No.1 dived left, right and centre all game as he frustrated Qatar with a series of outstanding saves.
India were without captain Sunil Chhetri, but their No.1 Gurpreet Singh inspired the team to a 0-0 draw against Asian champions Qatar.
Mere days after the heartbreaking loss to Oman, India could be without their captain and talisman when they play Asian Cup champs Qatar.
For 45 minutes, Indian football dreamed. In the next 45, old flaws resurfaced to bring them crashing back to earth.
India paid the price for sitting back on their lead in the second half as Oman ran away with a late winner.
Sunil Chhetri seemed to have put India on course for victory in the AFC qualifiers , but two late goals from Oman undid the hosts' hard work.
Their performance today will indicate if India have any realistic chance of finishing in the top two in their group in this round of WC qualifying.
Growing up in the UAE, Sahal had to settle for playing five-a-side football in parking lots. Today, the 22-year-old midfielder is living the dream.
The rebranding of Delhi Dynamos as Odisha FC comes less than a week after FC Pune City closed down and was replaced by Hyderabad FC.
Hyderabad FC are expected to play their home matches at the Gachibowli Stadium, though no official confirmation has come through to that effect.
Despite the I-League clubs' protests, FIFA believes AIFF is still 'best-placed' to resolve Indian football's crisis.
As the I-League vs ISL debate continues, the future roadmap of Indian football remains uncertain. Here's the full timeline of the conflict.
As the Durand Cup, which features ISL and I-League teams, begins, ESPN answers some of the questions Indian football fans might have.
After much chop and change, Igor Stimac says he has identified his best players. Now he has to make them all click together.
India have been drawn alongside Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Group E of the AFC's World Cup 2022 qualification.
Syria won a late penalty to earn a draw, but will miss out on the Intercontinental Cup final as a result.
India suffered their second successive defeat in the Intercontinental Cup, losing 5-2 against North Korea in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
In a letter signed by the managing director of Mohun Bagan, six I-League clubs have urged the Prime Minister to "probe the AIFF's functioning"
India and Igor Stimac may have some tough questions to answer after letting a 2-0 lead slip against Tajikistan in the Intercontinental Cup.
After Sunil Chhetri's first half brace, Tajikistan completed a remarkable turnaround in second half to beat India.
India kick-off the 2019 Intercontinental Cup on July 7 with a backdrop of mass confusion reigning over the domestic football scene.